Owami Davies, a 24-year-old student nurse who has been missing for over six weeks, may still be travelling regularly by rail appearing ‘dazed and confused’.
Ms Davies, who went missing from her home in Greys, Essex on 4 July, was last seen in Croydon where CCTV showed her to be in the company of an unknown individual.
The Metropolitan Police have previously said that Ms Davies may still be in the area she was last seen and could be ‘in need of help‘.
Now, the British Transport police have released a statement on Twitter claiming to know that Ms Davies ‘regularly uses the rail and tube network to travel from Grays, Essex to the Croydon area’.
They added that ‘Ms Davies may still be regularly travelling by rail in a vulnerable state, appearing dazed or confused and possibly seeking to engage with other lone female travellers.’
The police are still urging members of the public to come forward with any information they may have about Ms Davies’ whereabouts after CCTV footage showed her walking down London Road in Croydon.
Police have scrutinised over 50,000 hours of CCTV footage in order to find her, bus so far no more information has emerged.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said that ‘Owami has been depressed and in the absence of her medication may use alcohol to relieve her depression.’
Five individuals have been arrested so far in connection with the investigation which police are still treating as a missing persons case. Three have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap, and two on suspicion of murder. All have so far been released on bail.
Detective chief inspector Nigel Penney, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘The search to find Owami Davies continues and we are conducting searches, appeals and extensive CCTV enquiries in order to trace and find her.
‘I would also appeal to anyone who may be helping Owami, or Owami if you see this message, please be assured you are not in any trouble at all. We are only concerned for your welfare and want to make sure you are okay.
‘Owami, your family love you and are desperate for news, they would be overjoyed to hear you are safe.’
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8721 4622 where detectives are waiting to speak to you. Information provided will be handled sensitively and anyone who comes forward to assist officers will be given every support.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers. They are separate from the police, they do not trace calls or monitor IP addresses. To contact them, either call 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org